Some had been clubbed to death, others killed with arrows.
The member states of the World Heritage Committee have so far declined to declare Lake Turkana a World Heritage in Danger. They have instead asked the Ethiopian government to avert the destruction of Lake Turkana by carrying out a strategic environmental assessment of the projects in the Omo Valley. Yet so far, the Ethiopian government has thumbed its nose at the UN body.
Most significantly, the changes in river flow caused by the dam and the irrigation schemes could cause a huge drop in the water levels of Kenya's Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
For hundreds of thousands of people who call the lake environment home, these changes could bring a slow death of their livelihoods and communities.
Brochu stumbled upon the new species three years ago, while examining enormous fossils housed at the National Museum of Kenya
If ICBC declines to fund Gibe 3, China's biggest bank will demonstrate that it respects international environmental standards in its funding decisions.